What You’ll See On The Ingredient List
Why Your Skin Needs It
If you experience any type of blemishes, you need skincare with salicylic acid. This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) salicylic acid cleansers, fash washes and exfoliants stimulates cell turnover and unclogs pores, revealing fresh skin that’s naturally smoother with greater clarity.
The Clinique Expertise Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel has a potent dose of salicylic acid that helps clear up those stubborn blemishes quickly upon application. Salicylic acid products also help prevent new blemishes and pimples from making an unwelcome appearance.
What Our Clinique Derm Says
“I love salicylic acid and use it all the time. It’s a highly effective and super-gentle chemical exfoliant that whisks away pore-clogging dead skin cells to pave the way for clearer skin,” says Dr. Michelle Henry, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City.
Salicylic acid has many benefits for skin, making it an extremely popular ingredient and one that appears in many skincare products. As a non-comedogenic ingredient (meaning it is formulated to not block pores), salicylic acid helps to unclog pores, shed dead skin and gently exfoliate the skin. It can also help to reduce any redness or inflammation on the skin. If you tend to experience texturisation on the skin, salicylic acid for blackheads does wonders.
This will depend on what kind of salicylic acid skincare product you are using. If you’re using a concentrated treatment product like our Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, feel free to focus on problem areas or blemishes, applying as the last step of your skincare routine.
An exfoliant or liquid product, like our Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion would be best applied after cleansing and toning, but prior to the application of moisturiser. Finally, for a more subtle salicylic acid skin product, we’d recommend trying our Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam. With a gentle formula, the salicylic acid helps to unclog pores while you clean your face, removing any excess dirt or oil.
Salicylic acid is very effective in treating pimples or blemishes. By breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells, salicylic acid helps the pores to release dirt and oil more easily while simultaneously reducing the skin’s natural sebum production. This will prevent future breakouts and reduce the formation of pimples on the skin.
More Key Ingredients
Activated Aloe Water
Activated aloe water helps your skin absorb and retain moisture.
The Clinique Formula: Performance, Safety, Science
Clinique launched the first-ever line of dermatologist-developed skincare in 1968. The promise: to deliver effective, safe, clinically proven formulas that create great skin. We avoid using allergens, irritants and ingredients in ways that could potentially harm your skin.
Proven results are from how multiple ingredients are combined using the latest scientific breakthroughs to achieve maximum results without irritation. As science evolves, we continuously re-examine ingredients with our researchers, formulators, clinicians, and guiding board-certified dermatologists.
No parabens. No phthalates. No fragrance. Just happy skin.